This story has been used by thousands of churches through the years and I created 4 new designs for you this year, that you can download as PDFs, plus a MS Word file, and use in any way you want to share the Gospel of Jesus at Christmas. You can use them in these ways:
- Personalize from your church with invitations to specific events on the back or links to more information about what it means to follow Jesus.
- Print and give as a gift to members to share in Christmas letters, give to friends, encourage them to use them.
- Upload to your church or ministry website and freely share the link and encourage members to download and share either in print or in their own social media.
- Use in your social media, newsletters, and anything that the church sends out.
Below are images of the PDFs and below that is a ZIP file that has the PDFs and the MS Word file. The text copy is also below the images if you want to copy and use it from there. Click on the images to see a larger version.
To download a PDF of the images above, plus an MS Word file of the content CLICK the following link: https://www.effectivechurchcom.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Christmas-Flyer-to-Share-Jesus.zip
To go to additional FREE Christmas Templates and past versions of this Christmas Letter: CLICK HERE
Here is a short motivational video--share it from YouTube to motivate others to use the flyer:
To download a PDF of the story to share Jesus, shown above, plus an MS Word file of the content CLICK the following link: https://www.effectivechurchcom.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Christmas-Flyer-to-Share-Jesus.zip
You have permission to freely download and share however you want. You do not have permission to change any of the content.
Hark the Herald Angels Sing—but why?
at Christmas did you ever wonder what all the joyous singing was about?
It certainly couldn't have been for Jesus.
Leaving the glory of heaven to inhabit a body that would get tired and hurt from a hard day working in the carpenter shop wasn't a reason for joy. Then to preach the message he'd been sent to communicate not only to have the majority of folks not believe him but to crucify him for it—no, the singing wasn't for Jesus.
It probably wasn't for the angels themselves.
It would give them no joy to watch for the next 33 years the incredible wonder of the Creator of the universe playing with little kids, speaking to the storm, and quieting it like a child, watching him restore sight and wholeness to the hurting and life itself to a friend who had died and to have all that love rejected. No, the angels weren't singing for themselves.
I think the angels were singing for us.
The celebration was because they knew Jesus was the true connection between people and God. They knew Jesus could quiet that empty place in each heart that God created and only He can fill. They knew Jesus came to earth to bridge the gap between God and man by his death on the cross. That's why we have Christmas, and the angels sang.
Their song is for you if you know Jesus.
If not, if the place is your heart is still empty and without Jesus, this year consider filling it with him. But think carefully first. Though salvation in Jesus is a free gift, it isn't one without cost. You get it free, but Jesus died to give it to you. Also, if you accept Jesus' gift of salvation, know He takes it very seriously and you won't ever be the same. A new life will start in you, the very life of God. If you want God's gift in all His fullness, chances are that He might ask for some changes in your life to make room for new things He'll want to bring in. Don't be afraid; you won't be losing out. You'll be gaining a whole way of life that will be more satisfying than you can imagine. You'll want to read the Bible; you'll want to talk to God in prayer; you'll want to go to a church and meet other members of your new family of God. You'll want to grow spiritually and become all your Creator meant for you to be. It can be scary. You'll be under new management, but whatever you might be tightly clutching now will seem no more important to you than it does to a child who gladly sets aside a toy tricycle when he realizes his parents have a real bicycle for him.
The first Christmas began with a glorious song from angels, but the song isn't over.
Did you know the angels want to sing for you?
The Bible tells us that the angels today sing for joy whenever someone accepts the greatest gift of all—Jesus. If you want that gift, wherever you are, out loud or in your heart, say something like this to him:
I want the gift you want to give me. I want to be connected with my God this Christmas. I know that I'm not. I know there are things in my life, my sin, my pride, and even some of my good deeds that I thought could take me to God, but I know on my own I won't make it. I realize Jesus came to earth that first Christmas to do what I could not do—to die for me, so I can live with you. I don't understand it all, but I want to ask you anyway to come into my life, to be my Savior, to be with me now and forever. Help me to learn what I need to learn and to grow and live a life that will be pleasing to you. Amen.
If you prayed that prayer, listen quietly.
The angels are singing—you may not hear them with your ears, but a song of joy that will never end has begun in your heart.
by Yvon Prehn, Bible805.com